Community Development
Phone  (805) 388-5360
Fax  (805) 388-5388

Excavation Permits

Excavation permits are required prior to digging any opening in or under the surface or pavement of any city street, alley, sidewalk, or other public place. In the event of emergency, repair to utilities which present danger to life or property may proceed, upon condition that an engineering inspector is notified within 24 hours of the commencement of the work. A permit is required prior to constructing, removing or using any portion of the public right-of-way. Application forms for this permit may be obtained at the Department of Public Works counter at City Hall, 601 Carmen Drive, between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

If you would like additional information please call 388-5340.